Why Valentine’s Day is for everyone

Graphic by Noemi Gonzalez.

Graphic by Noemi Gonzalez.

I used to have a negative outlook on Valentine’s Day. Bah humbug, single awareness day, the whole litany of bitter remarks.

But in the past three years, I’ve come to realize that I’ve got some great friends that have been there through thick and thin. Friday, I celebrated Galentine’s Day, which for those of you who may not be familiar with the concept is a day to celebrate great girl friends. My best friend and I did dinner and a movie because… why not? And Galentine’s day definitely has it’s perks. I can eat whatever I want at dinner and not have to worry about whether my hair looks decent.

 

 

I’ve begun to equate Valentine’s Day with Thanksgiving in a way. I am thankful every day for the supporting and steadfast friends I have in my life, and it was just a perfect opportunity to celebrate. For all you singletons out there, or even those in a relationship, take Valentine’s Day as an extra reminder to tell your friends and family how much they mean to you.

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